We are The Tai Chi Effect, whose registered address is at Green Cottage, High Street, Handcross, Haywards Heath, RH17 6BJ. In this privacy notice we will refer to ourselves as ‘we’, ‘us’ or ‘our’.
You can get hold of us in any of the following ways:
(a) by phoning us on 01273 056568; or
by e-mailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org; or
We take the privacy, including the security, of personal information we hold about you seriously. This privacy notice is designed to inform you about how we collect personal information about you and how we use that personal information. You should read this privacy notice carefully so that you know and can understand why and how we use the personal information we collect and hold about you.
We have appointed David Saxton as our Data Protection Officer. You can contact them using the details set out above.
We may update this privacy notice from time to time. This version was last updated on 01/01/2022.
The key terms that we use throughout this privacy notice are defined below, for ease:
Data Controller: under UK data protection law, this is the organisation or person responsible for deciding how personal information is collected and stored and how it is used.
Data Processor: a Data Controller may appoint another organisation or person to carry out certain tasks in relation to the personal information on behalf of, and on the written instructions of, the Data Controller. (This might be the hosting of a site containing personal data, for example, or providing an email marketing service that facilitates mass distribution of marketing material to a Data Controller’s customer-base.)
Personal Information: in this privacy notice we refer to your personal data as ‘personal information’. ‘Personal information’ means any information from which a living individual can be identified. It does not apply to information which has been anonymised.
Special Information – certain very sensitive personal information requires extra protection under data protection law. Sensitive data includes information relating to health, racial and ethnic origin, political opinions, religious and similar beliefs, trade union membership, sex life and sexual orientation and also includes genetic information and biometric information.
Details of personal information which we collect and hold about you
Set out below are the general categories and in each case the types of personal information which we collect, use and hold about you:
|General Category||Types of Personal Data in that category||Retention Periods|
|Identity Information||This is information relating to your identity such as your name (including any previous names and any titles which you use), gender, marital status and date of birth||12 months|
|Contact Information||This is information relating to your contact details such as e-mail address, addresses, telephone numbers||12 months|
|Transaction Information||This is information relating to transactions between us such as details of the goods, services and/or digital content provided to you and any returns details.||12 months|
|Marketing Information||This is information relating to your marketing and communications preferences.||12 months, and we do no pass any of your details to any 3rd party.|
|Website, Device and Technical Information||This is information about your use of our website and technical data which we collect (including your IP address, the type of browser you are using and the version, the operating system you are using, details about the time zone and location settings on the device and other information we receive about your device)||12 months|
Details of special information which we collect and hold about you
We do not collect or hold any special information about you. Below are the special information types we DO NOT collect or hold for any length of time.
[trade union membership;]
We do not collect information from you relating to criminal convictions or offences.
Details of how and why we use personal information
We are only able to use your personal information for certain legal reasons set out in data protection law. There are legal reasons under data protection law other than those listed below, but in most cases, we will use your personal information for the following legal reasons:
Contract Reason: this is in order to perform our obligations to you under a contract we have entered into with you;
Legitimate Interests Reason: this is where the use of your personal information is necessary for our legitimate interests, so long as that legitimate interest does not override your fundamental rights, freedoms or interests.
Legal Obligation Reason: this is where we have to use your personal information in order to perform a legal obligation by which we are bound; and
Consent Reason: this is where you have given us your consent to use your personal information for a specific reason or specific reasons.
So that we are able to provide you with services we will need your personal information. If you do not provide us with the required personal information, we may be prevented from supplying the services to you.
It is important that you keep your personal information up to date. If any of your personal information changes, please contact us as soon as possible to let us know. If you do not do this then we may be prevented from supplying the services. For example, if your email address changes we will be unable to let you know about changes to class times.
Where we rely on consent for a specific purpose as the legal reason for processing your personal information, you have the right under data protection law to withdraw your consent at any time. If you do wish to withdraw your consent, please contact us using the details set out at the beginning of this notice. If we receive a request from you withdrawing your consent to a specific purpose, we will stop processing your personal information for that purpose, unless we have another legal reason for processing your personal information, in which case, we will confirm that reason to you.
We have explained below the different purposes for which we use your personal information and, in each case, the legal reason(s) allowing us to use your personal information. Please also note the following:
if we use the Legitimate Interests Reason as the legal reason for which we can use your personal information, we have also explained what that legitimate interest is; and
for some of the purposes we may have listed more than one legal reason on which we can use your personal information, because the legal reason may be different in different circumstances. If you need confirmation of the specific legal reason that we are relying on to use your personal data for that purpose, please contact us using the contact details set out at the start of this privacy notice.
|Purpose||Legal Reason(s) for using the personal information|
|To enrol you as a customer||Contract Reason.
Legitimate Interests Reason (in order to offer you other goods, services and/or digital content which helps us to develop our business)
|To process your order, which includes taking payment from you, advising you of any updates in relation to your order or any enforcement action against you to recover payment.||Contract Reason.
Legitimate Interests Reason
|To manage our contract with you and to notify you of any changes||Contract Reason.
Legal Obligation Reason.
|To comply with audit and accounting matters||Legal Obligation Reason|
|To improve the goods, services, and/or digital content which we supply||Legitimate Interests Reason (in order to improve the goods, services, and/or digital content for future customers and to grow our business|
|To recommend and send communications to you about goods, services, and/or digital content that you may be interested in. More details about marketing are set out in section 11 below||Legitimate Interests Reason (in order to grow our business
|To ensure the smooth running and correct operation of our website||Legitimate Interests Reason (to ensure our website runs correctly)|
|To understand how customers and visitors to our website use the website and interact with it via data analysis||[egitimate Interests Reason (to improve and grow our business, including our website, and to understand our customer’s needs, desires and requirements)|
Sometimes we may anonymise personal information so that you can no longer be identified from it and use this for our own purposes. In addition, sometimes we may use some of your personal information together with other people’s personal information to give us statistical information for our own purposes. Because this is grouped together wither other personal information and you are not identifiable from that combined data we are able to use this.
Under data protection laws we can only use your personal information for the purposes we have told you about, unless we consider that the new purpose is compatible with the purpose(s) which we told you about. If we want to use your personal information for a different purpose which we do not think is compatible with the purpose(s) which we told you about then we will contact you to explain this and what legal reason is in place to allow us to do this.
Details of how we collect personal information and special information
We usually collect Identity Information, Contact Information, Payment Information, Transaction Information, Marketing Information,] directly from you when you fill out a form from us, contact us by e-mail or telephone. This includes the personal information which you provide to us when you
Details about who personal Information may be shared with
We do not share your personal information with 3rd parties. Information is only used by us to communicate with you.
We do not sell or trade any of the personal information which you have provided to us.
Details about how long we will hold your personal information
We will only hold your personal data for as long as is necessary. How long is necessary will depend upon the purposes for which we collected the personal information (see section 4 above) and whether we are under any legal obligation to keep the personal information (such as in relation to accounting or auditing records or for tax reasons). We may also need to keep personal information in case of any legal claims.
[We have set out above the details of our retention periods for different types of data. You can find them in in section 2
your rights under data protection law
Under data protection laws you have certain rights in relation to your personal information, as follows:
Right to request access: (this is often called ‘subject access’). This is the right to obtain from us a copy of the personal information which we hold about you. We must also provide you with certain other information in response to these requests to help you understand how your personal information is being used.
Right to correction: this is the right to request that any incorrect personal data is corrected and that any incomplete personal data is completed.
Right to erasure: (this is often called the “right to be forgotten”). This right only applies in certain circumstances. Where it does apply, you have the right to request us to erase all of your personal information.
Right to restrict processing: this right only applies in certain circumstances. Where it does apply, you have the right to request us to restrict the processing of your personal information.
Right to data portability: this right allows you to request us to transfer your personal information to someone else.
Right to object: you have the right to object to us processing your personal information for direct marketing purposes. You also have the right to object to us processing personal information where our legal reason for doing so is the Legitimate Interests Reason (see section 4 above) and there is something about your particular situation which means that you want to object to us processing your personal information. In certain circumstances you have the right to object to processing where such processing consists of profiling (including profiling for direct marketing).
In addition to the rights set out in section 10.1, where we rely on consent as the legal reason for using your personal information, you have the right to withdraw your consent. Further details about this are set out in section 4.5.
If you want to exercise any of the above rights in relation to your personal information, please contact us using the details set out at the beginning of this notice. If you do make a request then please note:
we may need certain information from you so that we can verify your identity;
we do not charge a fee for exercising your rights unless your request is unfounded or excessive; and
if your request is unfounded or excessive then we may refuse to deal with your request.
You may receive marketing from us about similar goods and services, where either you have consented to this, or we have another legal reason by which we can contact you for marketing purposes.
If you do request that we stop marketing to you, this will not prevent us from sending communications to you which are not to do with marketing (for example in relation to services which you have purchased from us).
We do not pass your personal information on to any third parties for marketing purposes.
If you are unhappy about the way that we have handled or used your personal information, you have the right to complain to the UK supervisory authority for data protection, which is the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). Please do contact us in the first instance if you wish to raise any queries or make a complaint in respect of our handling or use of your personal information, so that we have the opportunity to discuss this with you and to take steps to resolve the position. You can contact us using the details set out at the beginning of this privacy notice.
Third Party Websites
Our website may contain links to third party websites. If you click and follow those links then these will take you to the third party website. Those third party websites may collect personal information from you and you will need to check their privacy notices to understand how your personal information is collected and